Opinion

Mr. Dasuki and Nigerian Military’s Missing Billions, By Femi Akinfolarin

If found guilty, Mr. Dasuki would join Madam Diezani Alison-Madueke as the second major villains of the Jonathan Era - true enemies of the Nigerian state. The following facts are true and not in doubt: Mr. Sambo Dasuki became the National Security Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic…
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Opinion

Stagflation: The Cancer Killing Nigeria and What Buhari’s Government Needs To Do, By Femi Akinfolarin

I would propose that GDP growth be driven by government spending focused on infrastructural development which can or should be financed through repatriated funds from corrupt officials, blockage of revenue leakage and stop-gap lending from multi-lateral institutions. But so that the infrastructural spend trickles down to SMEs what is done…
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Opinion

Mr. Ambode and How to Destroy 16 Years of Progress in Lagos State in Six months, By Femi Akinfolarin

Running the most populous city in Sub-Saharan Africa is the biggest job in Nigeria after the presidency. Mr. Ambode needs to do a better job and do it quickly before he completely fritters away all the goodwill, Mr. Fashola won for APC over eight years. And Mr. Tinubu needs to…
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Opinion

New APC Vs. Old APC and Why Buhari Might Lose the 2019 Election, By Femi Akinfolarin

Mr. Buhari is largely responsible for this strong dichotomy between the Old and New APC. A political party by its nature is not a democracy even though it must have some sort of internal democratic structure. The leaders of the party must be able to crack the whip and make…
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Opinion

President Buhari’s Need to Kill Federal Character To Save Nigeria, By Femi Akinfolarin

... concept of states is extremely artificial and not truly representative of the ethnic composition of Nigeria. Nigeria has 36 states and the FCT. However these 36 states are composed of over 500 ethnic groups dominated by 3 groups (Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo). These 500 ethnic groups speak about 521…
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Guest Columns

Bukola Saraki, the Niccolo Machiavelli of Nigerian Politics, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

...where everything gets downright devious is when a candidate of a party, who has every right to contest for elective office under the banner of that party, decides to enter a pact with another party to get into the office he seeks desperately and offers a position to that opposition…
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Guest Columns

The Emerging Buhari Doctrine, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

To summarise the Buhari doctrine. Be low key, speak only when necessary, act behind the scenes and face problems head on after carefully reaching a decision based on examining all available facts. The past few weeks, post May 29th, have been a whirlwind of activities in Nigeria. A new government…
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Guest Columns

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Bringing Us Anything But Good Luck Since 2011?, By Oluwafemi Akinfolarin

Bottom line is that the most important components of our economic and social activities - from communications to banking to healthcare to agriculture and transportation will be strangulated by this ongoing fuel scarcity which in its severity is unparalleled and which begs the question what are our government officials doing…
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